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Turkey resumes passenger train services at half capacity

Turkey resumes passenger train services at half capacity
Turkey resumes passenger train services at half capacity
Written by Harry S. Johnson

Turkey resumed passenger train services, following a two-month suspension, as the authorities relaxed restrictions put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus.

Inter-city train services re-started on a limited basis today with a high-speed train departing the capital, Ankara, for Istanbul at 7am local time (04:00 GMT). Trains will make 16 trips daily, connecting the cities of Ankara, Istanbul, Konya and Eskisehir.

The trains are operating at half capacity. Passengers will be permitted on board only with a government-issued code certifying they are not being monitored for a suspected Covid-19 infection.

Turkey reported a total of nearly 160,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, including 4,431 deaths.

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Harry S. Johnson

Harry S. Johnson has been working in the travel industry for 20 years. He started his travel career as a flight attendant for Alitalia, and today, has been working for TravelNewsGroup as an editor for the last 8 years. Harry is an avid globetrotting traveler.